Fitbit smartwatch – still on track, says CEO

Fitbit smartwatch – still on track, says CEO

Huawei’s announcement of its new Band 2 and Band 2 Pro has got people wondering where Fitbit is in all of these. Last we heard, the famed fitness tracker maker was on the road to creating its first true smartwatch (no, the Blaze above doesn’t really count) but has been hit with delays. Breaking his silence, company chief James Park assures fans and critics alike that the Fitbit Smartwatch, whatever it will be called, is actually still on track and has even shared what features it will and will not have.

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Terminator 2 restored 4K Blu-ray box set will include giant robot arm

Terminator 2 restored 4K Blu-ray box set will include giant robot arm

Terminator fans are in for a treat. Company StudioCanal has announced the upcoming release of a new 2D/3D Blu-ray and 4K Blu-ray of Terminator 2. That news alone isn't terribly exciting, but the special content in the box set is: there will be a life-size Terminator robot arm included with the kit. The box set is expected to arrive later on this year likely following a remastered version of the film heading to some theaters.

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Microsoft’s Cortana thermostat GLAS has a Windows 10 IoT core

Microsoft’s Cortana thermostat GLAS has a Windows 10 IoT core

Microsoft has its own smart thermostat in the pipeline, and it is called GLAS. The model comes from HVAC provider Johnson Controls; it sports a Windows 10 Internet of Things core, according to Microsoft, and packs all of the intelligence of Cortana. The company is only teasing the thermostat at this time, and so there are some questions remaining. The model has, however, been shown off in a video.

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Android O Reddit AMA: a TL;DR with all the important stuff

Android O Reddit AMA: a TL;DR with all the important stuff

Over in the Android Dev subreddit earlier today, Google's Android O engineering team took some time to answer everyone's questions in the form of a Reddit AMA. The thread topped out at about 500 comments, and though much of it is tailored toward developers in particular, there's some stuff that'll appeal to all Android fans. If you don't have time to read through the thread yourself, don't worry: we've picked out the best tidbits and compiled them into this handy TL;DR.

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DOOM ‘Ultimate’ 6.66 update unlocks all the DLCs, brings major revisions

DOOM ‘Ultimate’ 6.66 update unlocks all the DLCs, brings major revisions

The cleverly named update 6.66 'Ultimate' update for Bethesda's DOOM video game has arrived, and with it comes an unlocking of all the DLCs. The game, which is now more than a year old, pits players against the forces of hell in what has largely been a well-received version of the classic game. According to Bethesda, new people and early players are still enjoying this title, and now everyone is getting a chance to try the game via free weekends.

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Game of Thrones’ creators have had a terrible, terrible idea

Game of Thrones’ creators have had a terrible, terrible idea

HBO has plans for a new series, and it may prove to be controversial. The network will be home to a new series called 'Confederate' from the team behind 'Game of Thrones,' and it'll focus on an alt-history timeline in which the confederacy was to some degree successful, slavery still exists, and the US is a divided nation with a demilitarized zone along the Mason-Dixon line.

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iPhone 8 launch on time but there’s still bad news warns analyst

iPhone 8 launch on time but there’s still bad news warns analyst

Apple's much-anticipated iPhone 8 will launch on time, one high profile analyst has predicted, but be warned: even if you can afford it, you might not be able to find one to buy. After months of back-and-forth over just how much the flagship iPhone for 2017 will cost, now J.P. Morgan analyst Rod Hall has weighed in with his own tweaked predictions. According to Hall, it's actually likely to be more expensive than he first expected.

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SpaceX’s next-gen Dragon won’t have propulsion landings after all

SpaceX’s next-gen Dragon won’t have propulsion landings after all

SpaceX has abandoned plans to use powered landings for its Mars-destined Dragon spacecraft, company CEO Elon Musk recently revealed. The original plan involved utilizing thrusters to help the Dragon land, but a 'tough decision' was made to eliminate that ability, or at least part of it. Musk explains that while the technical ability is still there, it has removed from the design the small legs that would pop out for the spacecraft to land on.

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Qualcomm under fire: Patent battles up, profits down

Qualcomm under fire: Patent battles up, profits down

Qualcomm recorded a hefty 40-percent drop in quarterly profit for its fiscal Q3 2017, with the chip-maker blaming its ongoing legal spat with Apple for biting into revenues. The news comes as four new companies - all closely tied to Apple's supply chain - have filed new antitrust complaints against Qualcomm, while it itself has expanded its demands for an iPhone import ban to Europe. Still, Qualcomm warned that, until the royalty war is over, the financial horizon is still looking unsettled.

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Alabama’s mad cow had ‘atypical’ form of disease

Alabama’s mad cow had ‘atypical’ form of disease

An 11-year-old cow was identified in Alabama with the neurological condition known as 'mad cow disease.' The discovery was made before the cow was butchered and, according to the USDA, wasn't at any point any sort of risk for the food supply chains. The discovery of the disease was first made during a routine surveillance of the cows; this particular victim was said to be presenting clinical signs of mad cow disease upon discovery.

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Pokemon GO Legendary Update released: new Gym Raids!

Pokemon GO Legendary Update released: new Gym Raids!

Surprise, a new Pokemon GO update has been released just before Pokemon GO Fest. This version of the software allows a whole lot of speculation to happen - and makes for some very interesting solidification of clues we've spoken of in the past. What's most interesting about Pokemon GO 0.69.0 for Android and 1.39.0 for iPhone is the appearance of one brand new graphic - the LEGENDARY RAID PASS!

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iHome iAVS1 Bedside Stereo Speaker for Echo Dot Review

iHome iAVS1 Bedside Stereo Speaker for Echo Dot Review

Amazon won't be content until Alexa is within earshot of us all, and iHome wants to give her a place on the nightstand. The iHome iAVS1 Bedside Stereo Speaker System for the Echo Dot is effectively a dumb clock-speaker with a bay for Amazon's smart speaker. Pair the two together, and in theory you've got the ideal addition to bedtime. At $69.99, though - and that's before you've bought the Echo Dot itself - does iHome do enough?

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